Inauguration of the Gonchi Museum

Arocena in the emblematic historical building El Tajamar de Carrasco, designed by architect Juan Antonio Scasso, the Gonchi Rodríguez Museum is presented at this stage, in what will be in the near future the Gonchi Rodríguez Cultural Center, where the Foundation's operational areas, including training areas, will also be located.

The museum will be open from Thursday, September 15, from Thursday to Saturday from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Admission will be free and visitors will be able to see the helmets used in the different races, Gonchi's historic overalls, the main international trophies and the mythical Lola Zytek F3000 car with which he won the famous Monaco GP in 1999. At the same time, by means of a previous agenda, it can be visited by groups of tourists, school children and high school students, both from public and private institutions.

As part of this opening, the Historical Partners campaign was also launched, through which for the first time Uruguayans can be part of the work that pays tribute to Gonchi, contribute to continue the cultural legacy through the Cultural Center and have their names included in the Museum itself.
"This inauguration is the first step of the Gonzalo Rodriguez Cultural Center on which we have been working for more than 5 years. Uruguayans always show me their affection towards my brother and I felt that the items that belonged to him and that I had in my house, should be available to everyone" expressed María Fernanda Rodríguez, President of the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez.

"Today we are inaugurating a dream for all those who have been and are part of the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez and, I believe, for all those who remember that September 11th. Gonchi, with his imprint, his rebelliousness, his conviction, marked the lives of many of us and for years we generated different tributes at national level, first in the F3000, then in the GP2 Series and F1, but this was the great tribute we owed him. We want Gonzalo's life example to continue being a source of inspiration for children and young people in Uruguay, and for this place to become a reference for everyone", said María José Pessano, Executive Director of the Fundación Gonzalo Rodríguez.

The Museum is supported by two of Gonchi's historical sponsors: ANCAP and BSE.

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